Georgian students win silver and bronze at marketing competition

Published on December 2, 2016

A group of students and faculty posing together in Georgian jackets.Students from Georgian’s Business – Marketing and Advertising and Marketing Communications programs took on top students from 12 other Ontario colleges in two days of intense competition recently at the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition in Kitchener.

Krista Francis and Karl Snider took home the silver medal in International Marketing, James McNabb placed fourth in Quiz Bowl, and Graeme Mieczaniec and Jocelyn Kell earned fifth place in the Direct Marketing event to score valuable team points for Georgian College. 

Congratulations to all participants, and sincere thanks to the faculty who volunteered their time to coach our team.


Georgian celebrates another honour for Electrical Technician and Technology programs

Published on December 2, 2016

A group of people standing in the Georgian Dining Room, one man holds an award certificate.
Students, faculty, industry representatives, co-op advisors and administration gathered at the Barrie Campus to celebrate the recognition by the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics’ International Award of Excellence.

Georgian is bronze recipient of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics’ International Award of Excellence (Higher Technical Skills category).

Electrical Engineering Technician and Technology students, faculty, industry representatives, co-op advisors and administration gathered this week at the Barrie Campus to celebrate. The award was formally presented earlier this fall when the congress met in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil).

The award recognizes an individual, institution or institutional association that has demonstrated excellence in partnering with industry to improve access to jobs and meet the skills needs of the 21st century workforce.

In 2015-16, Georgian was also bronze recipient of the 2015-16 CICan Program Excellence Award. Following that recognition, the college was invited to make a submission for the International Award of Excellence.

Why we’re a leader 

Georgian’s relationships with industry partners ensure the skills and knowledge taught in our programs match industry needs while maintaining compliance with ministry program standards.

Strong faculty experience in industry, co-operative education, and leading-edge technologies incorporated in our programs ensure students are job-ready.

Long-standing relationships combined with new partnerships – such as those with Bruce Power and Lakehead University – enable Georgian to produce graduates able to work directly with apprentices and engineers to design, build, operate and maintain the infrastructure that allows Ontario to be a manufacturing and innovation location of choice in the global marketplace.


Part-time Practical Nursing diploma program is coming to the South Georgian Bay Campus in January 2018

Published on December 2, 2016

nurse bending over working with simulator patientsA new, part-time Practical Nursing program will begin in January 2018 at the South Georgian Bay Campus.

Students can earn a diploma in Practical Nursing without giving up their current jobs. The program is particularly aimed at local residents with busy lives who want to get the credential but can’t travel out of town for classes.

Georgian’s Practical Nursing program offers theory combined with hands-on experience through practical labs, simulation and clinical placements.

Anticipated class dates include Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. Students will be provided with a program map that outlines what and when courses are scheduled for the entire length of the program. The South Georgian Bay Campus is located on a Collingwood Transit route. Georgian College will provide bus transportation to the Barrie Campus on Saturdays for simulation/lab courses.

Applicants who are concerned they may not meet the academic entrance requirements will want to consider the Academic and Career Preparation (upgrading) programs offered at the South Georgian Bay Campus. This free Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. Upgrading classes are held part-time in evenings to help students get ready for postsecondary studies. Many Georgian students have found great success through these upgrading programs.

Graduates of the Practical Nursing diploma can become employed as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) upon successful completion of the licensing exam through the College of Nurses of Ontario. RPNs find employment opportunities in general hospitals, special hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, clinics or community health services.

Georgian’s Barrie campus also provides a successive academic pathway for RPNs with the RPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) bridging program in partnership with UOIT. Admission requirements apply.

An information night for the Practical Nursing program is being held at the South Georgian Bay campus on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Staff will be on hand to provide information about program delivery and admission requirements, as well as upgrading and college preparation.

For more information, contact the campus at 705.445.2961 or drop in to 499 Raglan St. in Collingwood.

Join us for Georgian Night at the Barrie Colts Feb. 11

Published on December 2, 2016

Barrie Colts logo a puffing horse holding a hockey stick inside of a horseshoeThe Georgian College Alumni Association is proud to sponsor the third annual Georgian Night at the Barrie Colts. Join us for a night of fun with fellow graduates, students, staff, family and friends.

Barrie Colts versus Peterborough Petes, Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., Barrie Molson Centre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online.


Survey Technician alumnus Peter Sullivan helping enable sustainable development on Canada Lands

Published on December 1, 2016

Close-up head shot of Survey Technician alumnus Peter SullivanFor more than 30 years, Peter Sullivan has worked to implement boundary survey programs and land survey systems in the private sector and in government.

In the past 11 years, Peter has led many initiatives, including a program to analyze geomatics and Indigenous property rights and the modernization of survey systems for property boundaries in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, more than 2,600 First Nations reserves, and Canada’s offshore area and national parks. His office also works with the United States to maintain the world’s longest continuous international boundary. Continue reading

Fine Arts alumnus is inspiring the art of the young and old through workshops and public exhibitions

Published on December 1, 2016

Close-up head shot of Robert HengeveldSince graduating from Georgian 18 years ago, installation and media artist and Fine Arts (certificate and diploma) alumnus Robert Hengeveld has shown his work across Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Art enthusiasts aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of his unique perspective.

Robert instructs, inspires and shares his artwork with people of all ages through workshops. He also steers public exhibitions for those who wouldn’t normally be exposed to art or art galleries. Continue reading

Design and Visual Arts alumna bringing awareness of First Nations realities to a broad audience

Published on December 1, 2016

Close-up head shot of Design and Visual Arts alumna Aylan CouchieJust a year out of college, Design and Visual Arts alumna Aylan Couchie has built an impressive list of career achievements.

A few months after graduating from Georgian, Aylan was chosen from among more than 950 entries worldwide to receive the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the New Jersey-based International Sculpture Center. She also received the inaugural Native Women in the Arts Barbara Laronde Award, which celebrates the career of one outstanding, emerging Northern Ontario-based Indigenous female artist. Continue reading

Business Administration – Automotive Marketing alumnus setting new standard in mobility transportation solutions

Published on December 1, 2016

Close up head shot of Business Administration Automotive Marketing alumnus Peter Grande at MV-1 Canada headquartersMany Canadian municipalities have formed accessibility advisory committees to help their mayors and councils recognize and address the physical barriers that impede people of all abilities with mobility challenges.

Business Administration – Automotive Marketing alumnus Peter Grande (President and Co-founder of MV1 Canada) is helping them meet their mandate by providing factory-built accessible vehicles that meet and exceed all current safety standards.  Continue reading

Order a gourmet holiday dinner to go

Published on December 1, 2016

Two students working in the bake labWith help from Georgian chefs, culinary students in Owen Sound are preparing delicious, multi-course holiday meals. Skip the cooking this year and order your festive meal to go. Menus and simple re-heating instructions will be included with your meal.


  • Maple  and butternut squash soup
  • Fresh baguette
  • Traditional turkey with stuffing OR stuffed pork loin
  • Savory pan jus
  • Herb roasted harvest potato
  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Bourbon-scented cranberry sauce
  • Meaford apple crumble


  • Half order (six people) = $120 tax included
  • Full order (12 people) = $240 tax included


  • Friday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Owen Sound Campus Georgian Dining Room
  • Cash or cheque only


Send the following information to Chef Michael Desborough, culinary faculty, at

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Approximate pick up time on Dec. 23
  • Your choice of turkey or pork loin

You can also call Chef Desborough at 519.376.0840, ext. 2007.

The order deadline is Monday, Dec. 19.

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